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Outline principles for the future of education

by Cambridge Assessment, 19 February 2021
It is not possible to discuss one aspect of an education system without considering the potential implications for other parts. We have found a way of navigating these debates and joining the dots.

What is competence? A shared interpretation of competence to support teaching, learning and assessment

by Sylvia Vitello & Jackie Greatorex, 26 January 2022
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A new research report published by Cambridge University Press & Assessment explores what we mean by competence. Two of three authors, Sylvia Vitello and Jackie Greatorex, explain the background to the report, what’s in it, and why clarity about what competence means is so important.

Diary insights into teaching during lockdown

by Martin Johnson, 24 December 2021
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We recently reported on our research that catalogued in detail the experiences of 15 teachers based in England from diaries they were asked to keep during the first half of 2021. This blog describes how the research team set about collecting the data and sets out some of the insights the teachers provided.

Exploring the how and why of assessment: 'I think I expected it to be more black and white'

by The Assessment Network, 04 November 2021
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This is the latest in a series of blogs sharing stories about our assessment practitioner community. Kirsty Parkinson, Awarding Assessment Manager at The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply shares how she found a passion for assessment and a desire to take a deep dive into the nuts and bolts of it. Here she tells us how our postgraduate programme, the PGCA, equipped her to do just that.

SHAPE Live: What should we be asking instead of ‘What do you want to be when you grow up’?

by Dan Hutchinson, 15 October 2021
young girl wearing a toy crown looking through a homemade telescope
As part of our SHAPE Education initiative, we’re hosting monthly debates with experts on the future of education. This month we discussed how, as educators and an education system, we can prepare students to thrive in the future world. Dan Hutchinson, Proposition Director, Higher Education & Adult at Cambridge University Press ELT reflects on the recent event.

From industry to education: Getting it right for learners and the assessment community

by The Assessment Network, 06 October 2021
Man smelling wine in front of wine barrels

This is the fifth in a series of blogs sharing stories about our assessment practitioner community. Tom Cherry is Head of Qualifications at the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) and has studied on three of Cambridge Assessment Network’s four A10 series of online courses. Here he talks to us about wanting to get assessment right for his industry, the learners, and the wider assessment community.

SHAPE Education: How will school-age students be learning and using English in 20 years’ time?

by Guest Blogger, 22 September 2021
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What is the future of English language teaching in schools? What do we need to do to support the future of English language education? Who decides on the curriculum? Read a summary of the discussions in this final part in our series of blogs reflecting on the week-long SHAPE Education: The Future of Schools event.

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Saul Nassé

Group Chief Executive, Cambridge Assessment 2018 - 21

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Tim Oates

Group Director of Assessment and Research